I grew up here in New Mexico, completing my early education in Rio Rancho. I attended the University of San Diego, obtaining a degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering. Upon graduation, I was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy. I proudly served for 6 years as a Naval Aviator (pilot), with the call sign “Disco.”
I have recently returned from an 8-month deployment aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln (the one in Top Gun Maverick), just 6 months before making the move from San Diego, CA, back home to NM to join The Berger Agency.
I have no first-hand experience in the insurance industry in regard to ‘front-line’ sales & service. However, Jalene (The Berger Agency owner) is my mother, so her office was my second home growing up; After school, I would do my homework at the agency, help her with organizational office tasks (I was on the payroll!), and even provide staff and customers with entertainment as the rambunctious little tot I was.
I am very excited to work with YOU, our customers. What makes me happy, is making others happy. Therefore, words cannot express the joy and fulfillment that getting to know you personally, providing you and your families with the protection and peace of mind you deserve, and joining the Rio Rancho / Albuquerque community will bring me. Come on by and say hello! I anxiously await our first interaction and our strong relationship thereafter.
Outside of the of the office, I enjoy golfing (well *trying* to golf), reading (well, *reading* the title of the shows I binge on Netflix), and spending time with my family. My guiltiest pleasure is a relaxing night of cooking myself a delectable dinner, sitting down to watch a mindless Rom-Com, and listening to Frank Sinatra or some french coffee-house jazz in the bath tub. My new house does not have a bath tub, so you might just see me floating down the Rio Grande. You’ll also probably catch me talking about my fat old cat, ‘Chonky’ Norman, and my two rescue kittens, Villy & Thomas. Yes, I’m a crazy cat dad of 3, but there’s no such thing as normal, right? I swear I’m trustworthy.
If you want to find me, you can probably catch me at the gym, the driving range, country music concerts, or in the mountains skiing or glamping. I also love to travel, so who knows where you will find me next.
I am passionate about mental health in general, but more specifically, helping individuals and groups struggling with addiction. I intend to get involved with organizations that raise awareness, directly help, and provide support in regard to such issues. As it relates to insurance, I will foster this passion to help curb DWI in our state and beyond. Additionally, I am passionate about our veteran community and will be getting involved with New Mexico Veterans associations now that I am back home.